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Clifton Robinsons aim to build Bristol brand as 500 matches loom

Over 30 years in the Vitality Women's Premier Division and there’s no doubting that the club merger has grown Robbies' exponentially over the last five years

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Rod Gilmour
Rod Gilmour
The Hockey Paper's Editor. First covered international hockey at the 2010 Commonwealth Games - no better than a full house watching India play England - and has reported for the Daily Telegraph and other major newspapers ever since. Co-founded THP in 2016.

Duncan Long, Clifton Robinsons’ chairman, aims to build upon the club brand as the Bristol outfit celebrates its 500th league hockey game in the women’s top flight this weekend.

Long took over from Janis Sinton this season after the businesswoman stepped down from the role after 20 years in the role and overseeing the successful merger of Clifton women and men’s side Robinsons HC in 2016. Sinton remains a vice-president of the club.

“We are competitive on the pitch and we aren’t just an elite club,” Long told The Hockey Paper.

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